US nuclear doomsday planes took to sky just before Donald Trump’s Covid diagnosis

The president and First Lady Melania had gone into isolation earlier on Thursday evening after learning their aide Hope Hicks had the virus.

‘I would expect them [the planes] to pop up if he tests positive,’ Hogan said.

He said that most planes switch their transponders off to avoid being tracked, but in this case, the military planes want to be seen.

The planes’ very public departure is widely-interpreted as a signal to other countries that the US chain of command – right up to those who can launch nuclear weapons – remains alert and primed, despite the president’s illness….